ABOUT THE SUZUKI GUITAR METHOD

Shinichi Suzuki

1898 - 1998



"Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart"


Suzuki Guitar Lessons

Now Available in the UK


"I am so pleased to bring this teaching to young people in England. The Practice of Suzuki's teachings does not only reward us through the acquisition of the mother language (of music), but in a beautiful way of thinking and living"

Deborah Wiggins-Hay

Suzuki Guitar Terms

2017 - 2018


There are 6 terms throughout the year. Monthly payments are for the whole years tuition. I can also guide you to purchase the correct instrument for your child.

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TESTIMONIES from 30 years Guitar teaching experience

Mature Male Student

"As I have been a classical guitar student for 25 years on and off, I’ve had many teachers. 

I can truly say that Deborah is by far the most inspiring, knowledgeable and technically able teacher I’ve ever had tuition with/from.

 I even played a duet with my brother in law at Christmas. 

I never thought I’d be able to do that!

It felt great.

Thanks Deborah!""

A Word from Deborah

"I have been teaching classical guitar for thirty years now. 

Receiving a scholarship to train at Trinity College of London as a Junior Student, I went on to complete my BA (Hons) Degree and then to perform in venues across Europe and the UK.

Becoming a mother changed my musical direction and I decided to teach (CT ABRSM qualified). My focus is not only on sound technique, but on the joy of music making and developing our unique personal gifts that I had been lucky enough to receive through my journey both performing and creating original music. I know first hand, both the discipline required and the expansive ability of music to transform mind and emotion. It is my joy to share this, and to pass it on to others."

Retired Male Student

"About eighteen months ago I decided to give the classical guitar another go. I’d last played over thirty years ago and forgotten more than I remembered. I tried one teacher and that was a bit of a disaster so I dithered a long time before ringing Deborah. I think I found her number online and I’m so glad I made that call. 

If there was a Trip Advisor site for guitar teachers I’d give Deborah 5 stars."


Young Female Student

"After my first experience (of guitar lessons) I was desperate to find someone who really knew their stuff and Deborah got me working at the right level immediately. 

It was also important to me to find someone I could relax with. 

Deborah remains remarkably calm even when my fingers refuse to cooperate with my brain! 

"Taking up the guitar again has been a challenge but I’m making progress and enjoying the process.

Teenage Student

"I have been taking classical guitar lessons with Deborah for several years now, and have made far more progress than I ever imagined I would be capable of. The lessons are relaxed and not intimidating for beginners, but at the same time Deborah teaches the correct technique rigorously; if there is a shortcut to a particular sequence she encourages you to take the harder route, for the good of your technique. The ensemble sessions sometimes available, and the Xmas students performance are great too. I am working on Grade 5 now, not sure how far my limited talent will take me but it's always fun."

Middle Aged Male Student

"As I have been a classical guitar student for 25 years on and off, I’ve had many teachers. 

I can truly say that Deborah is by far the most inspiring, knowledgeable and technically able teacher I’ve ever had tuition with/from."

Suzuki Lessons

For Young People

I began training as a Suzuki Guitar Teacher a couple of years ago, after spending several years encouraging the European Suzuki Association to engage a Suzuki Guitar Teacher from abroad, to begin the process of teaching UK Guitar Teachers.


Prior to my Suzuki trainings, I had been developing and incorporating aspects of musical theory and creative music making into my lessons with young people for some years previously.

It is wonderful to now have the addition of the Suzuki Method as part of my teaching package for young people.


The Suzuki philosophy and approach fits my own thoughts on teaching and music education so well - and I am grateful to the wonderful teachings of our American trainer, MaryLou Roberts, and her efforts in bringing Suzuki training over to the UK.


As well as a guitar teacher, I am an intuitive artist, and also work in various therapeutic capacities, working in the field of emotional wellbeing and the creative and expressive arts.


Suzuki and Steiner are two pioneering philosophers and educational activists of the twentieth century that I greatly admire, and I aim to continue and support their views by fostering a whole person approach to learning and particularly in relation to our creative expression. 


By adopting the philosophies that Suzuki and Steiner outlined, we are personally aligning with the belief that life is the expression of a process of structural developments, that allow each individual child to develop a competent and free-flowing language and connection to their unique creative expression.

As parents, and as teachers, if we believe this with all our hearts, then it is incumbent upon us all to collectively nurture our young children, encouraging their personal growth and facilitating the evolution of the whole young person as a loving, feeling and sentient being.


It is my personal joy and privilege to do this work and to bring the mastery of playing "the guitar" to all those young souls who are moved and enchanted by it's soulful tones.

The classical guitar is such a wonderful creative outlet, helping to provide emotional balance and a heart-felt creative method of personal expression to all who play. 


I hope my legacy is to share this gift with all who are called to it.

Contact Deborah

Drop me a line!

Parental Visits for Newbies :-)

Before I would start to teach your son or daughter, I always like to meet with you, the parent(s). 


In our meeting we will cover important information about how you will support your childs development in the language of guitar.


Before your child begins lessons with me, I will provide a lesson for the parent, so that you can better support your child.

Deborah Wiggins-Hay: Suzuki Guitar Method

Castle End Farm, Lea, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire HR9 7JY, GB

07875 751890

Finding the Right Instrument

Please email me for a list of suitable and available guitars - available for sale and for rental.